2005 Toyota Corolla stalled on highway; battery cables; recall
December 29, 2010 7:08 AM Subscribe
Asking for a friend: "I've got a 2005 Corolla. That year/make is one of those selectively affected by the Toyota recall re: random stalling. I never received a notice that my car was affected, but I did buy (and transfer the title) fairly recently. Anyway, my car stalled--basically on the highway at rush hour..."
posted by fiercecupcake to travel & transportation (10 answers total)
...Everything went out completely. I was able to force a coast to the shoulder. Opened hood, checked battery cables. One of them was *slightly* loose, but by no means unattached. I fiddled around (can't remember exactly what I did), and then my car started as seemingly randomly as it had stalled. Got home, used wrench to tighten cables, haven't had a problem since then. Wouldn't be concerned if there weren't a recall. What do you think?"
So: Would the battery cables being loose be responsible for the stalling?
He adds, "Car make/year is within the recall, but it's a selective recall, meaning you're supposed to receive a notice if your specific car is affected."